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Polarization of the diffuse galactic light.Polarization measurements made from the satellite OSO-5 show that the polarized intensity in the direction of the Scutum arm of the Galaxy is different in intensity and direction of the polarization from that observed due to the zodiacal light. The observations are consistent with polarized diffuse galactic light superposed on the zodiacal light. The results are interpreted in terms of a model in which the galactic starlight is scattered by interstellar dust.
Document ID
19720049802
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Sparrow, J. G.
Ney, E. P. (Minnesota, University Minneapolis, Minn., United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
June 15, 1972
Publication Information
Publication: Astrophysical Journal
Volume: 174
Subject Category
SPACE RADIATION
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGL-24-005-008
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS5-3838
Distribution Limits
Public
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